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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most web hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you growing confused? We positively are!

Disadvantage No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Problem No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name administration interfaces

Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Weakness Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...

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